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Human Trafficking Complaints Rise by 500 Percent in Chile

The dismantling of a sophisticated human trafficking network in Chile has drawn attention to the fact that reports of human trafficking have increased five-fold in...
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Argentina, Chile Team Up in Battle Against Synthetic Drugs

A criminal ring that sent synthetic drugs by mail from Argentina to Chile has been taken down in a joint operation, showing how both countries are teaming up to...
Colombia loan sharks have expanded across Latin America
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Colombia’s ‘Gota a Gota’ Loan Sharks Exploit Chile Market

A Colombian gang leader has been accused of operating a "gota a gota" loansharking network in Chile -- evidence that this extortion tactic continues to spread...
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Chile Militarizes Drug War, Ignoring Dangerous Regional Precedent

The government of Chile has sent the army to its northern border in an effort to stop the influx of drugs feeding the country's growing domestic market -- a...
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Chile Facing Human Trafficking Influx from China

Chilean officials conspired to bring hundreds of Chinese migrants into the country illegally, leaving the country to face its largest-ever human trafficking ring...
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Synthesized ‘Spirit Molecule’ Caters to Evolving Chile Drug Demand

The dismantling of a laboratory in Chile used to synthesize the hallucinogenic drug DMT shows that an ever-widening range of psychoactive drugs is in high demand in...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...
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The Expendables: The Weakest Links in the Drug Trafficking Chain

Drug traffickers are recruiting women by the hundreds to transport drugs from Bolivia to feed Chile’s growing consumer market....
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Chile Dismantles ‘First’ Arms Trafficking Ring Importing US Weapons

Authorities in Chile say they have uncovered the first international arms trafficking network importing guns from the United States to be resold in the South...